Aberdare Nationalpark / Nyeri
The Aberdares is best known for being the home of the famous Treetos Hotel where Pricess Elizabeth became Queen of England in 1952. Part of the range is protected as the Aberdare National Park that encompasses a 70 km long narrow massif that branded as a world-class tourist destination and a conversation area.
The frst white man to see the Aberdares mountain range was Joseph Thomson, who gave the name after Lord Aberdare (Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron of Aberdare 1815 – 1895), who was then the President of the Royal Geographic Socity.
The forests of the Aberdare range are renowned for their botanical riches and torrential waterfalls plunging from cloud-shrouded heights to spray filled ravines. The falls include the Gura waterfall which is the most prestigious falls in Kenya. The Queen’s cave pavillion was the site for the 1959 royal picnic lunch for Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip.
The high moorlands of the mountain range are ideal for wilderness trecking, complete with panoramic views, clear and tumbeling streams and glorious flora.
The Aberdares forest is rich in wildlife, it is estimated that 2000 elephants roam the clouded hills. Other animals found there are rhino, warthog, bush pig and giant forest hog, waterbuck, duiker, suni, dickdik, reedbuck and the shy and very rare bongo.
Aberdare Country Club (Nyeri)
Outspan Golf & Country Club (Nyeri)
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